What would we like to know?
Our draft strategy
includes an overall vision for the council and city, our organisational values, the principles which guide how we do things, and our proposed priorities for the coming five years.
We consulted on our vision and values in 2017 when we last drafted a Corporate Strategy, and they remain largely unchanged. Therefore, this consultation focuses on two areas:
- Our ‘building blocks’. These are a set of five guiding principles that influence how we do things and the way in which we design our projects, services and priorities. The five building blocks are Equality and Inclusion, Sustainability, Development and Delivery, Resilience, and World class employment. We would like to know how important you think each of these building blocks is for the council’s strategy.
- Our ‘priorities’, which set out at a high level what we intend to do in the coming five years. We would like to know how important you think each of these priorities is, particularly because we have limited resources and may need to set fewer priorities in our final version than we have included in this draft. The 32 priorities are grouped under seven themes: Children and Young People, Economy and Skills, Environment and Sustainability, Health, Care and Wellbeing, Homes and Communities, Transport and Connectivity, and A Development Organisation.
The building blocks and priorities are described in more detail on later pages. Whilst our questions focus on these two areas, you can also make comments about any part of the draft strategy
, including whether you think we have missed anything important that should be a priority.